From Middle English hamlet, hamelet, a borrowing from Old French hamelet, diminutive of Old French hamel (Modern French hameau), in turn diminutive of Old French ham, of Germanic origin. Cognates include English home, Dutch heem, German Heim, Old English hām.
hamlet (plural hamlets)
- A small village or a group of houses.
- (Britain) A village that does not have its own church.
- Any of the fish of the genus Hypoplectrus in the family Serranidae.
- (small village): settlement
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- Han var mørk i hamleten. ― His skin colour was dark.
- “hamlet” in The Bokmål Dictionary.